You have a great site going. Thanks for all you do. I am a 20 year old male and my hairline is receding at the corners. The only family history of balding that I have is my maternal grandfather who was completely bald by the time he was thirty. I am currently on finasteride, but I was wondering about a transplant.
Would it be a bad thing to have smaller transplants over the next fifteen years instead of just waiting until you’ve reached your final pattern? For example, could I have one to fill in the corners, and then another in ten years to fill in whatever else is thinning or gone? As of right now, I am about a NW 2.5 with no evidence of thinning in the crown.
Not everyone has the exact same goal, and some patients have transplants to keep ahead of their thinning. This issue is up to both you and the doctor to plan out the Master Plan. Generally, most patients do not wait until they are completely bald… but in your case at 20 years old with early loss, you would likely not be a candidate just yet.